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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - 6th January 2021 
So, once again we are in full national lockdown - almost as it all began last year. However now at least we have the hope of a vaccine, although full rollout may take a while, and public worship in Church is permitted. 
However, we have taken the decision not to continue with services here for the time being. This was not an easy decision to make, but it would appear that Downton and Morgan's Vale are currently a Covid-19 hotspot (according to the Salisbury Journal there are 39 cases; +29 on the previous week). So this would seem a sensible precaution. This means that there will be no service at St Laurence on Sunday and until further notice. A similar decision has been made across our Team. This is in line with permission given by Bishop Nicholas, and I have informed him of our decision. We will continue, though, with Private Prayer in Church on a Wednesday morning at least for the time being. We place ourselves in God’s hands, for ‘we walk by faith, not by sight’ (2 Corinthians 5:7). 
We will continue to have midweek prayers (this is not a public service) and a recorded Sunday service which will be available through the website. The Church will be open for private prayer on Wednesdays and Sundays between 11am and 12pm, when you are welcome to come and spend some quiet time.  
As the Church our prayer and service for our community continues across the village. We will continue praying for everyone and providing as much support as we can during these difficult times. 
I may be unable to visit in person, but I am still available to provide pastoral support, or even just to have a chat. You can contact me on 01725 510326 or 
I am also continuing to share Bible passages and some thoughts on a regular basis which can be found on our Daily Reflections page. Please contact me if you would like to receive these by email. 
God bless, 
Revd. Frank Gimson (Vicar) 
Recorded Service for Sunday 17th January 2021 
Our recorded service for this Sunday is a service of readings, prayers, reflection and music.  
There is an order of service available to view online or download if you wish  
to join in with the prayers and responses. 
See our Services page for details of previous services still available online 
Parish News magazine -  
January edition now available 
At present we are unable to print and distribute paper copies of the Parish News.  
However, previous electronic editions are now available online on our Parish News page
During these difficult times the Vicar, Rev Frank Gimson, is sharing Bible passages  
and some thoughts on a regular basis.  
See our Daily Reflections page. 
In our cycle of prayer for our community, during January 2021 we will be 
offering prayers for all living or working in 
Moot Lane, Bridge House Gardens 
and Old Tannery Flats 
In the present situation we are unable to deliver our usual prayer cards. 
Requests for particular prayers can be made: 
by telephoning Reverend Frank Gimson on 01725 510326 or 
Any such requests will be kept confidential. 
For more information please see our Roads to God page 
Team Rector's report to the Church Annual Meeting 
The St Laurence Church Annual Meeting, which was postponed from April, was held on Sunday 25th October 2020. 
The report given to the meeting by the Team Rector, Rev Frank Gimson, is available to read here
What's on 
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St Laurence Church is now on Facebook! 
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Together with many others in our community, 
we are looking for ways to support and  
help refugees and migrants. 
for suggestions of how we might do this. 
St Laurence Church supporting Local Charities 
FREE MONEY for St Laurence Trinity FUNders 
Support St Laurence's Trinity FUNders every time you shop online, click the sign up button on the page Link to start fundraising for St Laurence's Trinity FUNders. 
Help St Laurence's Trinity FUNders raise money, just by shopping online. 
Latest total changes daily - Total as at  
26.12.20 stands at £953.11 
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